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Ajanta Pharma jumped 4.56% to Rs 1507.95 after consolidated net profit jumped 45.3% to Rs 129.16 crore on 32.4% surge in net sales to Rs 681.96 crore in Q4 March 2020 over Q4 March 2019.

Profit before tax (PBT) rose 61.06% to Rs 175.86 crore in Q4 March 2020 over Q4 March 2019. Current tax expense jumped 272.97% to Rs 49.53 crore during the quarter. Consolidated EBITDA grew at 19% to Rs 151 crore in Q4 March 2020 over Q4 March 2019.

During the quarter, India sales were up 11% to Rs 177 crore in Q4 March 2020 as compared to Rs 159 crore in Q4 March 2019. As per IQVIA MAT March 2020, the company posted a healthy growth of 11% in Cardiology (segment growth of 11%), 17% in Ophthalmology (segment growth of 11%), 6% in Dermatology (segment growth of 9%) and 16% in Pain Management (segment growth of 12%).

Total exports soared 43% to Rs 490 crore in Q4 March 2020 from Rs 343 crore in Q4 March 2019. The pharma company's emerging market branded generic sale surged 38% year-on-year basis to Rs 304 crore in Q4 March 2020. US generic sale stood at 143 crore, recording a sensational growth of 88% on year on year basis in Q4 March 2020.

The company said R&D expenses were at Rs 50 crore in Q4 March 2020, (Q4 FY 2019 Rs 40 crore) which is 7% of operating revenue.

Ajanta Pharma's consolidated net profit surged 21% to Rs 467.70 crore on 25.9% rise in net sales to Rs 2587.87 crore in the year ended March 2020 (FY20) over the year ended March 2019 (FY19). PBT rose 29.11% to 663.97 crore in FY20 over FY19.

Ajanta Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in developing, producing and marketing a range of branded and generic formulations.

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First Published: Thu, May 21 2020. 11:26 IST
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